Eivor Björkman Elementary

In 2014, The Eivor Björkman foundation, founded by midwife Eivor Björkman, organized a study trip to Gam­bia. During the trip, the group visited a school in the village of Ghana Town, a poor fishing community. The school in Ghana Town – that educates many of the poorest children in the area – was founded in 2011, and is housed in simple sheds, not primarily meant for educa­tion. There is no schoolyard, nor a cafeteria or teacher’s lounge, and the sheds have been severely damaged by termites, floodings and harsh weather. Today, the situation is even more grave as the landlord has terminated the contract with the school to use the site for residential buildings. This means the children will not have a school to go to.

In 2018, The Eivor Björkman foundation bought a site in Ghana Town and plans to build a new school with the help of the architecture office Detail Group. The aim is to give the children of Ghana Town a socially sustainable school, where they can develop and grow.

To support this project, pay any amount to Plusgiro 900238-7 and mark your payment with the project number 9040. Thank you for your support!


Ghana Town, The Gambia


2018 – Ongoing


8 new classrooms for 380 students, flexible aula for kids and adult night classes and a schoolyard



Technology & Materials

Passive design, rammed earth


Sanna Elg (Eivor Björkman Gambia Aid)

David Escobar (Detail Group)

Shea Hagy (earthLAB Studio)


Eivor Björkman Gambia Aid

Detail Group

earthLAB Studio

Future in Our Hands